Katy Perry Says She Started the Convo About Sexual Experimentation
When I was in the 6th grade, Myspace was all the rage. Yes, Facebook has kind of taken its place, but the one feature that I miss about Myspace is the fact that you could pick a song for your profile page.
One of the first songs I remember having on my page was Katy Perry’s 2008 banger “I Kissed a Girl,” and the next day, my mom asked if we “needed to have a conversation.”
Well, Katy Perry claimed yesterday while speaking at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles that she was the one who started the conversation about sexual experimentation with “I Kissed a Girl.”
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That might be true for me personally, but for her to claim that she was the one who “started a conversation and a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along” seems a little weird considering there was already an entire decade basically dedicated to that (think: the 60s).
Besides, did anyone ever take “I Kissed a Girl” seriously? It was never an LGBT anthem or anything, and sounds more like it’s coming from the perspective of one of those girls who just make out with other girls to get attention from guys.
“I’m just a singer-songwriter, honestly,” Katy continued. “I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little bite-size pop songs. For instance, I kissed a girl and I liked it. Truth be told, I did more than that.”
She didn’t happen to comment on whether she was “speaking her truth” on the incredibly homophobic track “Ur So Gay.”
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Watch the rest of Katy’s speech below:
VIDEO: @HRC honors Katy Perry with the National Equality Award at the #HRCLADinner. Watch her speech here: pic.twitter.com/lzfwDcFQnt
— Katy Perry Lately! (@katyperrylately) March 19, 2017